SXSW 2012, Exitmusic and The Big Pink

The Big Pink

The Dickies / Filter showcase at Lustre Pearl on Friday, March 16 put Exitmusic and The Big Pink in the mix of a fabulous bill. The set started with Exitmusic.  Unfortunately, their electronic source turned into a ‘sad mac’ four or five songs in, and they had to pull the plug on the rest of [...]

SXSW 2012, Thursday March 15th


My SXSW 2012 began on Thursday, March 15. In retrospect, being there Wednesday would’ve been worthy. Pianos (NYC) co-hosted a showcase full of great independent acts on the upswing – including Hooray for Earth, Fort Lean, Haim and Tiny Victories – that I was saddened to miss (and reminded of by my peers). On the [...]

FILTER’S Most Anticipated Albums of 2011


Our friends at FILTER Magazine have selected their top 20 most anticipated albums for 2011. See if your favorite artist made the cut. Smith Westerns, Dye It Blonde (FAT POSSUM) — January 18 Cloud Nothings, Cloud Nothings (CARPARK) — January 25 Destroyer, Kaputt (MERGE) — January 25 Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean (SUB [...]